USS Harry S Truman: Carrier’s major electrical system failure to jeopardize deployment?

USS Harry S Truman: Carrier’s major electrical system failure to jeopardize deployment?
USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) and USS George H W Bush (CVN-77) spend a rare day together. File, U.S. Navy

[Ed. – That would be one humongous honking failure, to actually jeopardize the upcoming deployment. Naturally, the Navy isn’t giving out specifics. But I have a bad feeling about this.  HST is past COMPTUEX, so the deployment date (“fall”) would be fairly soon.]

The carrier is supposed to go out for a second deployment, after operating in U.S. 6th Fleet and U.S. 2nd Fleet from April to December last year. In early July the Truman Carrier Strike Group began its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to re-certify as being ready to deploy. The predeployment training was, and the deployment was expected to be, overseen by 2nd Fleet for the first time since it was reestablished and reached initial operational capability this spring.

“USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has experienced an electrical malfunction within the ship’s electrical distribution system requiring analysis and repair. The ship is working closely with technicians from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to determine the cause and scope of the issue. The safety of the ship’s crew and reactor plants are not affected,” U.S. Fleet Forces Command spokesman Capt. Scott Miller told USNI News Friday night.

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